Pathway 1: Professionals with Bachelor's & certification in an Education area other than ESE

For professionals who hold a bachelor's degree and certification in an education field other than ESE, but who wish to (a) gain skills and knowledge in ESE, (b) pursue knowledge, skills, and experience teaching students with ASD who have persistent and severe needs, and (c) earn a master's degree in ESE and the ASD endorsement. These teachers will earn an ESE master's degree and eligibility to add the ASD endorsement to their certification.

  • Credit Requirements: 56 credits
  • ESE & COE Master's Core Courses: 24 credits
  • Instructional Practices in ESE Core Courses: 17 credits
  • ASD Specialization Courses: 15 credits

Pathway 2: Professionals with Bachelor's in ESE & certification in ESE

For professionals who hold a bachelor's degree in ESE and certification in ESE and are interested in an advanced degree to increase their knowledge and teacher effectiveness with students with ASD who have persistent and severe needs. These teachers will earn an ESE master's degree and eligibility to add the ASD endorsement to their certification.

  • Credit Requirements: 39 credits
  • ESE & COE Master's Core Courses: 24 credits
  • ASD Specialization Courses: 15 credits

Pathway 3: Professionals with Bachelor's or Master's & certification in ESE

For professionals who hold a bachelor's or master's degree and certification in ESE and seek to broaden their teaching experience and enhance their knowledge and teacher effectiveness with students with ASD who have persistent and severe needs. These teachers will earn eligibility to add the ASD endorsement to their certification.

  • Credit Requirements: 15 credits
  • ASD Specialization Courses

Questions? Email ProjectI2@fau.edu


The contents of this website were developed under a grant from the US Department of Education, #H325K150212. However, those contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the US Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government. Project Officer, Celia Rosenquist.